Nile Fitch Discusses What It Means To Be Disney’s First Live Action Black Prince

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Niles Fitch is officially Disney’s first-ever Black live-action prince. This announcement has been long-anticipated and who better to take on such an important role than Fitch himself?

Well, recently, he discussed exactly what an opportunity like this means to him and his comments have touched the hearts of global audiences.

Read on to find out exactly what he said…

The actor himself was shocked and grateful for the crucial role and revealed the importance of taking on such a public figure.

It’s no secret that the company giant has been involved in multiple scandals, but this one has probably lost them the most fans.

Most Disney characters have always been white, no matter if they are male or female. It was only in 2009, that we got our first-ever Black Disney princess, Tiana.

Disney characters are now coming in all different colors and ethnicities and though we’re not completely there yet, it’s good to see the difference.

Halle Bailey took us on a journey into the deep blue as she became our modern-day Ariel.

It was a crucial step in the right direction.

Niles Fitch took on the role of Prince Tuma in Disney+’s newest series titled Secret Society.

Technically he is ruled under the Marvel label and even though Disney now owns Marvel, both of the companies stand as separate entities.

In order to do their job, they are taken to a special school where they are taught how to harness their powers.

As per Disney+, his biography states that his “super-human ability is vital to the team’s success, but his self-centered nature needs a lesson in empathy.”

“Welcome Disney’s first Black prince,” he wrote and of course, it excited all of his fans.

We wholeheartedly agree!

His fans are very proud.

You really do…

We have no choice but to stan!

We have previously seen his skills being put to the test when he starred in This Is Us.

In the popular series, he plays the teenage version of the character Randall Pearson. The role has seen him win awards and many new fans.

And it involves breaking down these representation barriers.

He told Hollywood Life this: “It’s not even the fact that I’m doing it, but it’s more the fact that people are going to be able to see that on the big screen,” he said. “When I think about my experiences, the first time I was really able to see that was Black Panther. I remember how it positively affected me, and I love Chadwick [Boseman].”

“To know that I’m in a position to … be that representation for a young Black boy that may or may not be able to see himself on television all the time, or on the big screen all the time … that means the world to me.”

“I think that’s what’s so great about my character is he’s normal. There’s not some crazy bad thing about him. He’s good-spirited. He has a good heart. I feel like for people to be able to see that representation on TV — he is royalty and he is a superhero — you don’t see that.” He told the outlet.

“I just can’t wait to see the impact that it has on boys that look like me, being able to see themselves on TV, because we’re more than just what the media shows.”

“…And I feel like if we were shown more on TV in positive roles, or just roles in general, that wouldn’t have to be said. We wouldn’t have to say our lives matter. It would be a known thing.”

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